The Twittersphere is currently buzzing right now about the rumor that Art Bell is dying of liver cancer and has about 3 to 6 months to live. According to Horror Report, the message about him dying was originally posted on his Facebook page and then later removed. Cryptomundo followed-up and posted a "HealthWatch" article but it has now been deleted too.
An anonymous commenter on Horror Report posted a response saying that Art Bell has clarified his Facebook status and said that "it isn't him; it is his father-in-law." Since it's by an anonymous commenter, it's not entirely clear whether anyone is dying of liver cancer at all at this point.
News of the rumor has somewhat spread and words of condolences have already been posted on Twitter:
Talk about this rumor can be found on the following websites:
[Update: Art's friend, Whitley Shrieber, confirms that it's actually Art's father-in-law who was recently diagnosed with liver cancer. Although the rumor isn't true, it's still very sad news.]